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INTRODUCTION
Damon: Hi everyone, I’m Damon.
Chloe: And I’m Chloe!
Damon: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Chinese Vocabulary, Lesson 15! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five well-known cities in China. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at ChineseClass101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Damon: Chloe, what’s our first word?
Chloe: 北京
Damon: Beijing
Chloe: (slow) 北京 (regular) 北京
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 北京
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Beijing is the capital of China, and it has 3,000 years of history. It is the second largest city by population and is the political, cultural and educational center of China.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 北京是中国的四大古都之一。
Damon: Beijing is among the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Chloe: (slow) 北京是中国的四大古都之一。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 上海
Damon: Shanghai
Chloe: (slow) 上海 (regular) 上海
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 上海
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Shanghai is the largest city by population in China. It is among the four municipalities directly under the central government with Beijing, Tianjin, and Chongqing.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 上海是主要的环球金融中心。
Damon: Shanghai is a major global financial center.
Chloe: (slow) 上海是主要的环球金融中心。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 广州
Damon: Guangzhou
Chloe: (slow) 广州 (regular) 广州
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 广州
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province. It is one of the five National Central Cities with its key role being in national transportation and commerce.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 广州是中国第三大城市。
Damon: Guangzhou is the third largest city of China.
Chloe: (slow) 广州是中国第三大城市。
Damon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Chloe: 南京
Damon: Nanjing
Chloe: (slow) 南京 (regular) 南京
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 南京
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province in eastern China and has been the capital of China on several occasions. The name means "southern Capital" in Chinese.
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 南京是一座历史文化名城。
Damon: Nanjing is a city with historical and cultural heritage.
Chloe: (slow) 南京是一座历史文化名城。
Damon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Chloe: 香港
Damon: Hong Kong
Chloe: (slow) 香港 (regular) 香港
Damon: Listeners, please repeat:
Chloe: 香港
[pause - 5 sec.]
Damon: Hong Kong is one of the two special administrative regions of China, with the other being Macau. It had been a British colony for a hundred years and was returned to China in 1997. It now has a different political system under the principle of "one country, two systems."
Damon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Chloe: (normal) 香港人讲粤语。
Damon: The Hong Kong people speak Cantonese.
Chloe: (slow) 香港人讲粤语。
QUIZ
Damon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Chloe will give you the Chinese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Chloe: 北京
[pause]Damon: Beijing
Chloe: 上海
[pause]Damon: Shanghai
Chloe: 广州
[pause]Damon: Guangzhou
Chloe: 南京
[pause]Damon: Nanjing
Chloe: 香港
[pause]Damon: Hong Kong

Outro

Damon: There you have it – five cities in China! We have more vocab lists available at ChineseClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Chloe: 再见!

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If you had the opportunity to visit only one city in China, which one would it be?

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你好 robert groulx!


谢谢 for commenting. 上海 is such a fascinating city indeed!

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robert groulx
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thank you for the lesson transcript


favorite city is : 上海


robert